It’s too bad that we lost the only ballroom dancer, the best tap dancer, the best hip-hop dancer and one of the best female dancers last week, but really, there were no really good choices for who to send home, and there still aren’t. More great dances happened this week, with two excellent NappyTabs numbers and two really great ballroom numbers from Jean-Marc. Here are the best of the best:
I really liked this Foxtrot from Clarice and Jess. They are not my favorite couple, but I really love the style Jess brings to every routine. He doesn’t look athletic, but his jumps are through the roof and he just drips style in every movement. Pure class.
This Samba from Caitlynn and Mitchell was unexpectedly good because it’s a tough ballroom number and I thought it would trip them up. I didn’t love it as much as the judges apparently did, but I thought it pretty much rocked, especially for a ballroom number.
This NappyTabs routine with Jordan and Tadd was the most fun of the night. Tadd is probably my favorite male dancer in the show. I think it’s a toss-up between this dance and the Sasha and Alex dance for second place, so I’m including both.
Melanie and Marko are, as before, the team to beat. I’m not crazy about them personally, but every week I’m looking for a reason not to like them and there just isn’t one. They’re winning me over with sheer over the top crazy awesomeness. I think I like their dance tonight the best of this season so far. Try to watch it without getting a tear in your eye. I dare you.
The other thing worth mentioning about tonight is that the dances by Sonya really kind of missed the mark. I think Chris was right to be afraid of her. She’s creative, but uneven.